'Woman in Renaissance Costume'
Ella Casella (1858-1950)
Wax relief, set with seed pearls and semi-precious stones
Museum no. A.18-1996
Ella and her sister Nelia Casella were artists in wax and watercolour who exhibited at the Royal Academy and other galleries during the 1890s. Wax was a much easier material for women to sculpt than marble and the tradition of female wax modellers dates back to the early 18th century.